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Subject: "Heck" Of An Engineer?
Decent redition of the Georgia Tech fight song, spoiled by subsitution of "heck of an engineer" for the REAL "helluva engineer"---reflecting the silly phobia of the era about showing any "swear" words on the screen. Really childish and silly....
Popeye Doyle -
Like Mr Blofeld in "Diamonds are Forever," I personally don't like military marches. Although this isn't like it themewise, the rhythm still is marching-style.
But then, I have a profound feeling of sympathy (pity?) for that dude who disappears all the time to the bathroom--sorry, phone booth. Until he starts singing. But I can understand who some folks might like it, though. After all, it's got some humor, to say the least.
I like it!
Subject: From Maine to Georgia
Those darned '30s-'40s collegians sure knew how to tie one on . . . after a full-scale singalong and a swingin' march routine to boot! Fred Waring was the Mitch Miller of his day.
Subject: The Maine Stein Song - Then the Rambling Wreck
The Maine Stein Song
Fill... the steins to dear old Maine,
Shout ç¨il the rafters ring!
Stand... and drink a toast once again!
Let every loyal Maine man sing.
Drink... to all the happy hours,
Drink to the careless days;
Drink... to Maine, our Alma Mater,
The college of our hearts always.
Written in 1902. Made famous by Rudy Vallee on Fleischman Radio Hour in 1929
Subject: Reconizable Tune
Just saw "My Sister Eileen" (the non musical with Rosalind Russell) at our local revival movie theater and this song is sung by the unemployed house husband on the top floor as he tackles a dummy in the back yard. Wikipedia states Gregory Peck sang it in "Man in the Gray Flannel Suit". "Heckuva" is said to replacable with suitable and saucier language.
Subject: A humorous Soundie
A Soundie that was fun to see. Well sung, and humorously presented. Probably enjoyed by college students of that era.
Subject: and a heck of an engineer!
Rousing song, with a somewhat ribald soundie for it. It shows a shameless party going on, with beer, babes and song! Everyone gets up and dances and chugs away! One man goes to the washroom! One wonders who this soundie was made for, except for the fellows at the said college.